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Installing kpack


  1. A Kubernetes cluster version 1.14 or later
  2. kubectl CLI
  3. Cluster-admin permissions for the current user
  4. Accessible Docker V2 Registry


  1. Download the most recent github release. The release.yaml is an asset on the release.

    kubectl apply  --filename release-<version>.yaml
  2. Ensure that the kpack controller & webhook have a status of Running using kubectl get.

    kubectl get pods --namespace kpack --watch
  3. Create a ClusterBuilder resource. A ClusterBuilder is a reference to a Cloud Native Buildpacks builder image. The Builder image contains buildpacks that will be used to build images with kpack. We recommend starting with the cloudfoundry/cnb:bionic image which has support for Java, Node and Go.

kind: ClusterBuilder
  name: default
  image: cloudfoundry/cnb:bionic

Apply the ClusterBuilder yaml to the cluster

kubectl apply -f cluster-builder.yaml

Ensure that kpack has processed the builder by running

kubectl describe clusterbuilder default

You should see output similar to the following:

Name:         default
Labels:       <none>
API Version:
Kind:         ClusterBuilder
  Creation Timestamp:  2020-01-17T17:52:19Z
  Generation:          1
  Resource Version:    80893
  Self Link:           /apis/
  UID:                 1af16b4f-3952-11ea-89bb-025000000001
  Image:          cloudfoundry/cnb:bionic
  Update Policy:  polling
  Builder Metadata:
    Id:       org.cloudfoundry.debug
    Version:  v1.1.17
    Id:       org.cloudfoundry.dotnet-core
    Version:  v0.0.4
    Id:       org.cloudfoundry.go
    Version:  v0.0.2
    Id:       org.cloudfoundry.springautoreconfiguration
    Version:  v1.0.159
    Id:       org.cloudfoundry.buildsystem
    Version:  v1.0.186
    Id:       org.cloudfoundry.procfile
    Version:  v1.0.62
    Id:       org.cloudfoundry.nodejs
    Version:  v1.0.0
    Id:       org.cloudfoundry.distzip
    Version:  v1.0.144
    Id:       org.cloudfoundry.jdbc
    Version:  v1.0.153
    Id:       org.cloudfoundry.azureapplicationinsights
    Version:  v1.0.151
    Id:       org.cloudfoundry.springboot
    Version:  v1.0.157
    Id:       org.cloudfoundry.openjdk
    Version:  v1.0.80
    Id:       org.cloudfoundry.tomcat
    Version:  v1.1.74
    Id:       org.cloudfoundry.googlestackdriver
    Version:  v1.0.96
    Id:       org.cloudfoundry.jmx
    Version:  v1.0.153
    Id:       org.cloudfoundry.archiveexpanding
    Version:  v1.0.102
    Id:       org.cloudfoundry.jvmapplication
    Version:  v1.0.113
    Id:       org.cloudfoundry.dotnet-core-aspnet
    Version:  0.0.97
    Id:       org.cloudfoundry.dotnet-core-build
    Version:  0.0.55
    Id:       org.cloudfoundry.dotnet-core-conf
    Version:  0.0.98
    Id:       org.cloudfoundry.dotnet-core-runtime
    Version:  0.0.106
    Id:       org.cloudfoundry.dotnet-core-sdk
    Version:  0.0.99
    Version:  0.0.25
    Id:       org.cloudfoundry.node-engine
    Version:  0.0.133
    Id:       org.cloudfoundry.dep
    Version:  0.0.64
    Id:       org.cloudfoundry.go-compiler
    Version:  0.0.55
    Id:       org.cloudfoundry.go-mod
    Version:  0.0.58
    Id:       org.cloudfoundry.nodejs-compat
    Version:  0.0.68
    Id:       org.cloudfoundry.npm
    Version:  0.0.83
    Id:       org.cloudfoundry.yarn
    Version:  0.0.94
    Last Transition Time:  2020-01-17T17:52:19Z
    Status:                True
    Type:                  Ready
  Latest Image:  
  Observed Generation:     1
    Id:         io.buildpacks.stacks.bionic
    Run Image:
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